ENGLAND BEHIND ON 2010 TARGETS

Green (Living) Review

English regions are lagging on 2010 renewables targets A recent report emphasizes the importance of timely progress and right policy framework and that 10% of electricity to be met eventually, but important to draw lessons ahead of 2020. The UK has a target to generate 10% of its electricity from renewables by 2010. As a consequence, Scotland achieved more installed capacity then it was aiming for, thus helping to improve the overall UK picture as we approach 2010.

ENGLAND BEHIND ON 2010 TARGETS

Green (Living) Review

Report emphasises importance of timely progress and right policy framework 10% of electricity to be met eventually, but important to draw lessons ahead of 2020 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) England's regions are set to comprehensively miss their targets on generating electricity from renewables, according to the latest report from BWEA ‘ England ’s Regional Renewable Energy Targets: Progress Report’. The UK has a target to generate 10% of its electricity from renewables by 2010.

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World's largest wind farm opens off UK coast

Green (Living) Review

Environmental group Friends of the Earth said Britain's record on renewable energy is still dismal and urged more investment in green energy projects.

Department of Navy Recognized as Energy Leader by Industry Experts

Green (Living) Review

The Department of Navy has been selected as a finalist in three categories in the international competition for the 2010 Platts Global Energy Awards. The international winners of the 2010 Platts Global Energy Awards will be announced December 2, 2010.

EU announces progress on fast-start climate financing

Green (Living) Review

Commenting on an EU report launched today at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, about the progress made on providing fast-start financing for developing countries in 2010, Friends of the Earth's International Climate Campaigner Asad Rehman said: "The EU might have made good progress by their standards - but this is because they have set the bar so low. Source: Friends of the Earth This press release is presented without editing for your information only

Big freeze highlights problem of UK's cold homes

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) One in three people – 34% – in the UK felt uncomfortably cold in their home during the big freeze in early December 2010, a new survey has revealed. The environmental lobby group Friends of the Earth therefore calls for urgent Government action to improve the shoddy state of British houses. Friends of the Earth's Warm Homes campaigner Dave Timms said: "Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you should be shivering in your home too.

Green electricity cash boost for homes and businesses - but overall ambition disappointing

Green (Living) Review

The cash payments that will be made to homes, businesses and communities for generating green electricity - announced on Monday, February 1, 2010, by climate secretary Ed Miliband - are lacking in ambition, says Friends of the Earth. Source: FRIENDS OF THE EARTH

Ofgem calls for energy system reform

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting the recent call by energy regulator Ofgem for radical plans to safeguard Britain's power supplies and tackle climate change, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins, said: "Ofgem has rightly recognised that the free-market energy system is failing the UK.

Peak energy, climate change, and the collapse of global civilization - The current peak oil crisis

The Green Changemakers

Substantial shortfalls in the global oil supply will likely occur sometime between 2010 – 2015. Non-OPEC conventional production is projected to peak around 2010, and thereafter begin to decline. billion to nearly 7 billion in 2010 (see Figure 24, 61, and 72).

Solar power will take over soon

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The sunlight that hits earth in one hour is enough to cover the worlds energy demand for well over a year. The surface of the Earth receives an amount of solar energy equivalent to roughly 10 000 times the worlds energy demand. Earths city lights at night.

Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

The Green Changemakers

Place in the sun The Earth receives more solar energy in one hour than the world population consumes in an entire year. Analysis by management consulting firm McKinsey & Company forecasts that "by 2020 at least ten regions with strong sunlight will have reached grid parity". [7]

Curitiba – Designing a sustainable city

The Green Changemakers

This was the only good news to emerge, no agreement was reached to protect the Earth's biodiversity. In the early 1990s, Curitiba was host to the World Forum of the Cities, a preparatory event for the Rio Earth Summit. million by 1990, and an estimated million more by 2020.

Reclaiming the Streets: Urban Transportation Innovations

The Green Changemakers

Brown Earth Policy Institute Cars promise mobility, and in a largely rural setting they provide it. In southern China, Guangzhou officially opened its BRT in early 2010. He decided traffic would have to be cut 40 percent by 2020. At this point Mayor Delanoë is working hard to realize his goal of cutting car traffic by 40 percent and carbon emissions by a similar amount by 2020. By Lester R.

Governments Spend $1.4 Billion Per Day to Destabilize Climate

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Worldwide, direct fossil fuel subsidies added up to roughly $500 billion in 2010. billion per day to further destabilize the earth’s climate. The government of Iran spent the most on promoting fossil fuel consumption in 2010, doling out $81 billion in subsidies.

The World’s Surprising Top 8 Bike Share Programs

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In fact, no other bike share on earth touches the sheer numbers they have. Because of the investment, the company has predicted that they will be operating with 175,000 bikes by 2020. Shanghai has the highest population in the country with the most people on earth.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

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This country’s rise to the top of the world rankings has been swift: after doubling its wind capacity each year from 2005 to 2009, China surpassed the United States in 2010. For more data see earth-policy.org. The government has pledged to reach 50 percent by 2020.

Gulf gluttony and global hunger: How long can the party go on?

Green Prophet

WASHINGTON — Inhabitants of the oil-exporting sheikhdoms and emirates of the Persian Gulf wolf down an average 3,700 calories a day —leading to the highest rates of obesity on Earth — even as at least 805 million people, one-ninth of the world’s population, go hungry.

Greenpeace shows the Dark Side of Volkswagen

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“Our home—Earth—is in trouble. “Volkswagen says it wants to be “the most eco-friendly automaker in the world”, but only 6% of the cars it sold in 2010 were its most efficient models.

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction

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Among PM Gillard’s first acts in June 2010, after the Coup that removed the very popularly elected PM Kevin Rudd, was to approve export of dried brown coal from Victoria to Asia that is expected to generate 59 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2020. In stark contrast, Labor under PM Julia Gillard has actually no intention of even achieving this derisory 5% reduction in GHG pollution in 2020 relative to that in 2000.

Lebanese Goat Farmer Goes Solar, Subverts Government’s Green Apathy

Green Prophet

Istaytiyyah’s goat farm in Qaa was plagued by the state’s energy shortages until 2010 when he saw an advertisement for solar energy listed by Eco Friendly , an environmental consultancy started by Patrick Ardahalian, Daily Star reports.

Islamic New Year – Staying Green Since 622CE

Green Prophet

For our astronomical readers, it is the Earth’s axial tilt that marks the seasons and hours of daylight. days it takes the moon to circle the earth. After all, as Green Deen author Ibrahim Abdul Matin believes, “the whole earth is a mosque” ECO MOSQUES.

Facebook’s New Logo–Which One’s a No-Go?

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Back in February 2010, Greenpeace called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centers, giving them a deadline of April 22 (Earth Day) of this year. The Future of the Earth in 127 Hours.

Iran Plans To Launch Monkey Into Space

Green Prophet

Iran is going to send a monkey into space to prepare for the country’s plan to send a man on a similar journey by 2020. In 2010, Iran’s Kavoshgar-3 rocket carried turtles, rats, and worms. They were observed in orbit for 22 days and returned to earth alive on March 16, 1966.

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

There’s another statistical threshold we just passed that hasn’t raised the same warning alarms in the scientific community, but it makes me even more uncomfortable, on a gut level: over 50% of earth’s ice-free land surface is now anthropogenic. 2010). 2010.

Toxic TVs: Is the digital switchover damaging the environment?

Green (Living) Review

A governmental report published in 2007[iv] predicted that: "Although there will be a shift in the pattern of disposal of televisions as a direct consequence of digital switchover, total disposal during the period to 2020 is similar in both switchover and non-switchover scenarios." million tonnes by 2020[x]. A report published in September 2010 found that only 33 per cent of e-waste collected in the EU is treated in accordance with the WEEE Directive[xi].

Aerosol Is Still Bad, So Don’t Use It!

Eco Friendly Daily

The ozone is finally recovering, and many aerosols are not going to be free of CFCs until between 2010 and 2020. As a result, avoid the use of aerosols at all costs to protect planet Earth.

Has The Middle East Turned A New (Green) Leaf?

Green Prophet

Investment in renewables grew 104 percent in 2010 in the Middle East and North Africa region- is this a step towards a renewables revolution? Saudi Arabia’s Rub’ Al Khali region alone is estimated to receive enough sunlight to power two earths!

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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In 2009 the German Advisory Council on Climate Change (WBGU) determined that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2 degree C temperature rise, the World must pollute less than 600 Gt CO2 between 2010 and essentially zero emissions in 2050. By the middle of the 21st century a maximum of approximately 750 Gt CO2 (billion metric tons) may be released into the Earth’s atmosphere if the guard rail is to be adhered to with a probability of 67%.

Canada’s conservative government is gutting environment protection

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A retroactive section sets the clock at July 2010 for existing projects. million barrels a day by 2020, up from last year’s production level of 1.6 More accurately, Maurice Strong, the Canadian diplomat who was secretary-general of the famous 1992 Earth Summit, calls Harper’s government, “the most anti-environmental government that we’ve ever had, and one of the most anti-environmental governments in the world.”.

WISH20: One Big Wish Which Could Change The World

Green Prophet

Imagine it’s 2020, what do you see? For Polly, 2020 is a future where governments and business put people and planet first ; where nature is flourishing, and where the future of our children’s children is assured. Poverty or abundance, environmental destruction or nature flourishing?

Environmental Coalition Calls on Presidents Obama and Hu to Declare Global Climate Emergency

Green (Living) Review

According to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, 2010 tied with 2005 as the hottest year in recorded history. Estimates by the World Health Organization are that the Earth's warming climate contributes to more than 150,000 deaths each year.

Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power

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Italy, which had discontinued its nuclear program after the infamous 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine, had in 2010 decided to restart it. Russia still intends to double its nuclear generating capacity by 2020, and India plans to increase its capacity 14-fold to 63,000 megawatts by 2032. Energy Earth Policy Institute Fukushima Germany IAEA Japan nuclear industry nuclear power

New Study: How Cities Can Finally Get Smart About Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

Texas lost nearly $8 billion in agriculture last year due to water shortages; electricity generation from hydropower dams on the Colorado River in 2010 dropped by 20% due to water shortages. Image credit: wagaboodlemum /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

International day for biological diversity

Green (Living) Review

On the UN International Day for Biological Diversity, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for a greater awareness of the threats to marine biodiversity as without life in the ocean there would be no life on Earth. The greatest diversity of life on Earth is actually in the sea. Over 70 percent of the Earth is covered by ocean, constituting over 90 percent of the habitable space on the Earth.

U.S., China Leaders In Renewable Energy Investments

Eco Friendly Daily

Renewable energy has grown significantly in recent years as the world turns to more Earth-friendly types of energy generation. The nation of China was the top country in renewable investments in the year 2010, however, the United States regained the role in the year 2011.

Newly Anti-Nuclear Japan Scrambles for Renewable Energy Solutions

Green Blog

Prior to suffering the no confidence vote in July, Japan’s Prime Minister Kan had proposed a goal of powering 10 million Japanese homes with roof top photovoltaic panels by 2020. Now, Japan has set goals even beyond Kan’s proposal and aims to increase the total PVC panel output of the country from 3,500 megawatts in 2010 to 53,000 megawatts in 2030 and to power18 million Japanese homes by that year.

UK government admits: air pollution limits won't be met until after 2030

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The UK was supposed to meet EU’s legal air pollution limits back in 2010 but the progress to reduce the emissions has been slow. Until now, the UK government has maintained it would meet nitrogen dioxide limits by 2025 in London and by 2020 in 15 other zones. Government, councils and the London Mayor must make this issue an urgent priority, and end this national scandal,” Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner Jenny Bates said.

Sweden Prepares to Lead EU on Climate

The Green Changemakers

Ministers announced further ambitions last week through a plan that would increase renewable energy production to 50 percent by 2020, transition the Swedish vehicle fleet to fossil fuel independence by 2030, and reach complete carbon neutrality by 2050.

Can British Columbia Meet their Goals of Self-Sufficiency?

Eco Friendly Daily

With plans to have new energy-efficient standards for buildings by 2010 and a 33% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, B.C. A geo-thermal exchange system uses the earth or a body of water to power heating and cooling, while photovoltaic systems utilize silicon solar panels that convert sunlight to electricity. It seems highly likely that they will.

Egypt’s Position For COP18 Explained

Green Prophet

Throughout the last global climate summits, this principle was used to build a consensus that by 2020, both the developing and the developed countries would be legally obliged to diminish their emissions with a different target for both groups.